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03 Aug 2020

Look What I Found

Coins | Mike

What to do on a hot day? Well I turn on the air and go to my collection of 27 years now. I go though different coins one coin books another mint coins another all slabed, raw coins This takes allot of my time. I see them in a new perspective. For instance the 1964 20 count 6 round squares of Kennedys. Opened only twice in all these years.. Now I grade very well. Im 94% right .The Kennedy's I would grade at 66 or 67. That's the luster nothing on them not even dust. They were sealed.. I find treasures and think back to when I bought them. The coin below is a Fugio 1787. Do not ask me when I got this. The Obverse has the date and the wording below with high magnification says Mind Your Own Businesse. Wow. I have read about these. I knew I would never own one.

The only thing I can think of is the coin fairy left it under my pillow. I don't know anyone who owns one. I will be sending it in. I'm not worried about the grade. .I'm worried that's it's real. To own a coin like this is a piece of our history. It's the earliest American Coin I own. 1787. That's clear and we are one is also visable. I'm curious to what metal was used. Copper pewter. I can not tell. The only thing I can think of is someone made a mistake on sending me a coin I ordered and by accident i got this. I own coins Xf I don't own a good. It doesn't matter as long as it's real. It was in a NGC box were I put rare coins. That's what I was doing yesterday..

No it's not a million dollars. I would be thrilled if it was worth a buck. Because you see coin collecting is not about value. Or how much is this worth. It's about collecting our history. It's about beauty. It's collecting something we like. Something every coin tells. A story. If this one could talk I would ask it were did you come from. It has to come after my accident. Unconscious for three months fractured neck and back. My memory and allot of my brain function I lost. This could explain me getting it. A relative or one of my neurosurgeons who got me collecting. Well we're ever it came from it will go th NGC. There's a story in this coin . Maybe they can help me with it. I hope you enjoyed this. Remember coins we collect today are for the future. That when you ask I wonder how much this is?

Comments

JudeA

Level 4

I saw one of these at a coin show for $300. It was certified and in AG condition. Just because its old doesn't mean its rare. Its still the first coin ever, and I would love to own one someday!

Mike

Level 7

No one said it's rare. It's rare to me. And there are many coins that are old that are very rare!! And I never mentioned value. I wrote I don't care about grade or value I want to make sure it's real. Did you read this? Coins are history. They tell stories. So you know how many old.coins are rare.? I couldn't tell you the number!! I would say more than modern. Colonial post colonial .. Think about all those coins in the beginning of The red book!

Longstrider

Level 6

Very nice feelings Mike. I only have a few coins I hope to make money on. Most are pieces of history and beauty to me. They speak to me. I hope it is genuine. That will be fantastic. I don't remember sending it to you. Thanks!

Doug S.

Level 4

Wow. Amazing piece of history.. Regards Doug

Mokie

Level 6

It's a beauty Mike, no matter what the grade. It speaks to us from the earliest days of this great Republic and it tells us to always remember WE ARE ONE, we are when we remember that simple phrase.

Mike

Level 7

Mokie there is one thing I don't worry about is the grade. A coin like this I just want them to say it's real.!!

Mike

Level 7

Thanks Mokie. You know it's all about history. Like I said if this coin could talk wow what stories it would tell..

Prodigy Coins

Level 4

Greatly put. Its not about the money it never will be. It is about history.

slybluenote

Level 5

Great coin Mike, and a great story to go along with it! I also will be checking back regularly to find out how this coin did at NGC ! Your blog had me hooked when I saw the words "Kennedy Halfs" ! Of course my collection probably pales compared to yours, but I'm still an avid Kennedy collector! Thanks for the great blog!

Oobie

Level 4

Very well said, Mike! Beautiful coin and story.

"SUN"

Level 5

It is always nice to dig something out of your collection.

Golfer

Level 5

Hope it is real ! That would be great to have a real one. 1964 kennedy halves are the ones to have, especially with silver going up to 55 dollars soon.

This would be some great news! It never hopes to sen the coin for authentication, it's much better than just immediately dismissing it. Fingers crossed!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Great story and I enjoyed your article. Will be waiting with baited breath to learn the outcome of this awesome coin....

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